Ethan Allen has traditionally worked with our chemical suppliers to reduce, control, and/or eliminate the types of chemicals used in the finish materials (sprayed onto our products) that cause toxic air emissions. Through strong partnerships with our chemical suppliers, we have reduced the toxicity of and hazards associated with their chemicals, thus protecting our employees and further reducing emissions from our processes. Here are a few examples of what we’ve accomplished:
- We apply water-based coatings to our products where appropriate.
- We have established practices to reduce toxic chemicals in our packaging materials.
- We have eliminated the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) in our packaging materials and have substituted water-based material for the solvent-based foam.
- We use only low-HAP and Low-VOC coatings and associated processes.